I just find all the EDITEDs amusing, the forum never used to do that, so I never bothered with profanity.
That's surprisingly difficult to accomplish these days. I think you have to be from Ireland or something?
No signature worth mentioning...
I'm not little.
See, now I find that interesting, I took a bit of a sabbatical from posting here a few months ago and, in my opinion at least, the number of arguments shot up in my absence and hasn't slacked off much since then. Most of them are subjects that I almost never get involved with (I'm not saying what, it'll just start another one), so I'd have to disagree with the idea that it's got much to do with me.
Yeah bloody forum software keeps logging me back in automatically.
I won't be posting much now. Most of the threads I'm not interested in, so I won't read them, I'm not in the market for anything at the moment, so I won't be asking any questions. I'll help people out if it's something I know anything about but that's pretty much limited to Sonos.
Oh and I won't be jumping on people who don't think before they speak any more, so you can rest easy...
Yeah but you're a terrible judge of character...
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Well, he is definately back for sure.
Genius retorts as always, keep it up.
Just waiting for the next instance of differance of opinion, the healthy disagreement.
raise my glass to it
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Yes but sometimes the post deserves it.
Slowly, I think I mentioned I replaced the blown components on the Garrard, it was just for spark suppression on the autochanger mechanism but it appears to function, now I need to either figure out a circuit to allow the ceramic cartridge level to be pumped straight into a line-in (it's not far off apparently but the bass needs a boost but it's not RIAA equalisation, I don't know what I'm talking about...) or find a replacement non-ceramic cartridge (I need to get a new needle anyway) that can cope with the level of downforce that the 210 arm provides (between 3 and 10 grams apparently! ).
On the amp side of things I bought a wall bracket for my Sonos Connect:Amp (Flexson number from the Bristol Show) and have mounted that on the inside of one of the speaker enclosures. I need to figure out a clever place to mount the speaker switch as I still want it to power the outside speakers. At the moment my Roth Oli 2s are sitting in the bottom of the enclosures, not ideal but does roll off the treble hugely to give that authentic 60s AM sound (!). Longer term I've identified some drivers from Wilmslow Audio which should work but I'm struggling to justify the spending costs right now, things are a little uncertain at work.
I also got sidetracked into replacing the arm loom on my missus' BSR Ultra Dansette type thing, haven't finished that yet, will have to wait until things warm up a bit before I do, it's unbelievably fiddly and I don't want to risk melting the wires (done that once already)! It's so cold in the house at the moment that I might be tempted to hold the soldering iron at the wrong end just to warm up a little! Just hope I can remember how to put the damn thing back together, it's been about three weeks since I took it all apart...
Oh hi Major, meet my chum internet. Internet, this is Major. I kid.
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Don't get too comfy, as I said I'm not going to be posting too much but who can resist a gratuitous ego massage like this? Not me!
It doesn't. Not ever. This is not a flaming forum. The purpose of this forum is so people can help each other and learn from each other in a civil-mannered, friendly environment, plus the occasional off-topic banter to keep it fresh and lively.
You once said that the reason such a high percentage of your posts were negative and confrontational is because when you agreed with something you just didn't bother posting. In contrast, the forum would benefit far more from your knowledge and experience if you reversed the approach.
Sorry I'm not one of the people who are massaging your ego, as you so quaintly put it. But I am telling you what you need to be told.
sometimes the post deserves it.
This is where I respectfully disagree.
In my view, the most persuasive arguments work through a problem calmly and rationally. While you do the latter, you're more likely to sway opinion if you demonstrate a degree of empathy and humility.
You once sought to ridicule me by implying that I'm a hack that falls back on cliche. As a writer and journal editor, I wasn't terribly impressed, particularly as the attack was entirely unsolicited.
For what it's worth, I agree that audio testing is best done in as objective an environment as possible. However, I think it's entirely possible to make this argument without resorting to insult for the sake of impact. All that happens is you get people's backs up. These people are then less inclined to pay attention to what you have to say.
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Yes, it is and "helpful" posts that are so obviously and completely wrong that they help no one at all and indeed could do exactly the opposite need to be flagged up in as forceful a way as possible so that the people looking for advice understand that they should not follow what has been said under any circumstances. Furthermore the poster of such rubbish needs to realise that unless they absolutely understand what they're talking about they should keep their "advice" to themselves as it helps no one.
I help where I can, as I said, I confine myself to subjects that I am sure of my knowledge on, so you'll never see me giving advice on TVs, amps, speakers and so forth as it's been years since I bought any of those, so I have no knowledge to offer on that sort of thing (I don't demo gear as a hobby either, like many seem to, so I don't gain experience there either) BUT if I see someone making a clearly fallacious statement I WILL challenge it, as it needs to be done, for the greater good (the greater good...). I'm not normally "rude" or argumentative either but I am blunt, I don't flower my comments to ease a bruised ego, which is what most people take "offense" at.
What I will never do though is clutter up the forum with pointless "+1" and "I agree" posts, I might agree with a comment but without something more substantial than that to add to a conversation I'm not going to waste mine or anyone else's time with that sort of thing.
Oh, shame, I was going to ask you for a happy ending as well...
Did I? When was that? I didn't know you were a writer at all. I'm afraid I can't remember the episode in question, you wouldn't have a link by any chance? I'd like to see if I was simply critiquing the article in question or whether I was actually trying to ridicule you as you suggest. If it's the latter then I'll apologise, if it's simply a critique I probably won't, if I think it was justified criticism.
I think the LHC might really be an ESTJ . No offence to him or anyone else .
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